Purple Martin Sound Recordings Iowa City IA

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Hobby Corner
(319) 338-1788
1700 South First Avenue
Iowa City, IA
 
Hobby Corner
(319) 338-1788
1672 Sycamore St
Iowa City, IA

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Midamerica Hobbies
(319) 665-9655
4 Hawkeye Dr Ste 101
North Liberty, IA

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Brenneman Seed and Pet Center
(319) 338-8501
1500 S. 1st Ave
Iowa City, IA
 
Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery
(319) 351-9663
1801 2nd St Ste 270
Coralville, IA

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The Hobby Corner
(319) 338-1788
1672 Sycamore Street
Iowa City, IA
 
Bodyworks By Bruce
(319) 430-7754
1570 S 1st Ave
Iowa City, IA
 
PETCO
(319) 337-9973
2515 Corridor Way
Coralville, IA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Sea Of Marvels
(319) 351-3969
2419 2nd St
Coralville, IA

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Pleasant Valley Garden Center
(319) 337-3118
1301 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
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Purple Martin

Progne subis L 8" (20 cm)

Photo by Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

Listen to a purple martin.

The purple martin is the largest of the eight swallow species that breed in North America. It weighs 55 grams (1.75 ounces), is about 7 to 8 inches long, and has a 14-inch wingspan. The male is a dark glossy purple-blue; females and juveniles are gray below.

Martins are the earliest tropical-wintering migrant to return to the North American continent, reaching Florida in early January. Their northward advance coincides with the emergence of the flying insects they need to survive. They are found only in the New World, breed only in Canada, the United States, and parts of Mexico, and winter in South America (mainly Brazil).

Although martins originally nested in natural cavities and old woodpecker cavities throughout their breeding range, today, east of the Rockies, they nest only in human-supplied housing. They are locally common where suitable housing is available.

The male song is is a low-pitched liquid gurgling, the female's a mix of chortle calls and downslurred whistles. Martins have a variety of calls, with the most common being a descending cherr .

This sound file requires RealPlayer . Bird song courtesy of Lang Elliott, NatureSound Studio . ...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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